Launching the Seven-to-Ten Mills Trail
The Project and Its Vision
The Mayor’s vision, to upgrade the system of bicycle paths in the City and to create a physical separation between cyclists and pedestrians, has become a reality in this segment.
The previously-joint trail has been split into a pedestrian trail and a cycling trail, including a meter-wide separation line between the two trails (each trail is 3 meters wide, and the trails’ total width is 7 meters including the separation line).
The Seven-to-Ten Mills Trail uses as a significant daily commute path from park neighborhoods (Bavli, Bnei Dan, Osishkin, Maoz Aviv, Kohav HaTsafon and others) to the Ramat HaHayal center of business and employment.
Furthermore, this trail connects the cities of Bnei Brak and Ramat Gan to the Park.
The project included asphalt works, demolition of the old wall near the athletics stadium and rebuilding it 2.5 meters further north, tree planting and trimming along the entire trail, drain channel infrastructure work, adding light poles, as well as restoration of the Meimadion wall, grass and plants.
It is noteworthy that due to the trail’s proximity to the Yarkon river, and due to problems with the ground near the trail, we needed to deepen the trail’s supporting infrastructure in order to prevent cracks and ground shifts in the future.
The project was carried out for a year.
A launch ceremony attended by Mr Silvan Adams will take place on Sunday, 21 October 2018, with the participation of Mayor Ron Huldai, KKL Canada CEO Mr Lance Davis, and global KKL CEO Mr Daniel Ateret.
The project was carried out with the technical assistance of Sarig-Waxman Landscape Architecture planning office, the supervising office Ezra Albo Engineers, and the excellent work of contractor Becker Mashiah.